Period
to 12 November 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 12 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Financial
UK > England
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 18,174 19,549 18,591
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.33% 20.99% 18.95%
As % of the General category 52.94% 52.76% 51.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,753 13,986 13,149
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £306 £296
90th Percentile £675 £669 £638
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 201 237
England median hourly rate £23.65 £22.00 £21.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +4.41% -3.68%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.70 £10.23
90th Percentile £54.09 £47.83 £56.00
UK median hourly rate £23.65 £22.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year +7.50% +1.15% -1.14%

Finance is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 34,330 37,053 35,756
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 36.52% 39.78% 36.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,912 24,840 24,043
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +4.05%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 755 811 886
England median hourly rate £24.11 £25.50 £24.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.45% +4.47% -1.77%
10th Percentile £12.55 £12.12 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.83 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.31 £24.44
% change year-on-year -5.18% +3.56% -2.24%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Finance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Finance in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in England over the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in England over the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Finance in England

Finance
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the England region over the 6 months to 12 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London 0 11,161 £525 - 2,196
South East 0 2,479 £450 +2.27% 609
North of England -2 1,565 £425 +3.03% 763
South West -1 1,193 £438 +9.38% 363
Midlands -3 981 £425 +6.25% 413
Yorkshire -1 733 £413 -2.48% 300
East of England -3 730 £500 +17.65% 265
North West -5 719 £425 +0.83% 391
West Midlands -5 557 £450 +12.50% 263
East Midlands -2 377 £400 -0.62% 149
North East -8 117 £413 +3.13% 72
South Coast +3 3 £425 -
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Finance.

1 5,306 (29.20%) Agile Software Development
2 3,426 (18.85%) Banking
3 2,773 (15.26%) SQL
4 2,403 (13.22%) Java
5 2,157 (11.87%) Microsoft
6 2,045 (11.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 1,917 (10.55%) Project Management
8 1,786 (9.83%) Oracle
9 1,665 (9.16%) JavaScript
10 1,659 (9.13%) Windows
11 1,613 (8.88%) C#
12 1,508 (8.30%) SQL Server
13 1,472 (8.10%) Scrum
14 1,460 (8.03%) .NET
15 1,458 (8.02%) DevOps
16 1,432 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
17 1,385 (7.62%) Business Intelligence
18 1,332 (7.33%) Amazon AWS
19 1,330 (7.32%) Problem-Solving
20 1,322 (7.27%) Migration
21 1,304 (7.18%) TDD
22 1,294 (7.12%) SAP
23 1,282 (7.05%) Python
24 1,250 (6.88%) Microsoft Azure
25 1,227 (6.75%) Linux
26 1,182 (6.50%) HTML
27 1,104 (6.07%) Degree
28 1,014 (5.58%) Test Automation
29 990 (5.45%) Microsoft Excel
30 970 (5.34%) Analytics

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 421 (2.32%) SharePoint
2 414 (2.28%) Apache Spark
3 324 (1.78%) Confluence
4 222 (1.22%) Apache
5 210 (1.16%) SAS
6 186 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
7 168 (0.92%) CMS
8 159 (0.87%) WebSphere
9 152 (0.84%) Tomcat
10 146 (0.80%) MS Exchange
11 139 (0.76%) IIS
12 124 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 105 (0.58%) WebLogic
14 101 (0.56%) JBoss
15 90 (0.50%) Mule
16 87 (0.48%) Skype for Business
17 81 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
18 64 (0.35%) Oracle Service Bus
19 61 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
20 56 (0.31%) OpenStack
Applications
1 990 (5.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 752 (4.14%) Microsoft Office
3 406 (2.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 291 (1.60%) Microsoft Project
5 263 (1.45%) MS Visio
6 100 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
7 67 (0.37%) Photoshop
8 64 (0.35%) InVision
9 39 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
10 22 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 21 (0.12%) Open Workbench
12 18 (0.099%) UserZoom
13 10 (0.055%) SPSS
14 8 (0.044%) Acrobat
15 7 (0.039%) AutoCAD
15 7 (0.039%) Chatbot
16 6 (0.033%) Adobe Captivate
17 4 (0.022%) InDesign
17 4 (0.022%) Stata
18 3 (0.017%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 175 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
2 172 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
3 166 (0.91%) Oracle EBS R12
4 163 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
5 152 (0.84%) Oracle Financials
6 107 (0.59%) Oracle Payables
7 104 (0.57%) Oracle ERP
8 99 (0.54%) SAP S/4HANA
9 98 (0.54%) Oracle Receivables
10 84 (0.46%) Oracle General Ledger
10 84 (0.46%) SAP FI
11 68 (0.37%) SAP CO
12 65 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
12 65 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
13 61 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 57 (0.31%) NetSuite
15 54 (0.30%) SAP ERP
16 49 (0.27%) Oracle Assets
17 43 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
18 41 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1,332 (7.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1,250 (6.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 558 (3.07%) Office 365
4 248 (1.36%) PaaS
5 228 (1.25%) SaaS
6 201 (1.11%) Dynamics 365
7 199 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
8 188 (1.03%) GitHub
9 172 (0.95%) IaaS
10 147 (0.81%) Serverless
11 133 (0.73%) OpenShift
12 128 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
13 107 (0.59%) Amazon S3
14 87 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
15 81 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
16 76 (0.42%) npm
17 73 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
18 65 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
19 59 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
20 39 (0.21%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 411 (2.26%) Firewall
2 263 (1.45%) DNS
3 234 (1.29%) WAN
4 207 (1.14%) LAN
5 204 (1.12%) Internet
6 200 (1.10%) TCP/IP
7 195 (1.07%) Network Security
8 171 (0.94%) VPN
9 142 (0.78%) SAN
10 131 (0.72%) Skype
11 118 (0.65%) DHCP
12 113 (0.62%) HTTP
13 102 (0.56%) Wireless
14 98 (0.54%) SMS
15 86 (0.47%) BGP
16 82 (0.45%) MPLS
17 80 (0.44%) OSPF
18 71 (0.39%) SSL
19 58 (0.32%) Kerberos
20 53 (0.29%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,508 (8.30%) SQL Server
2 677 (3.73%) Data Warehouse
3 616 (3.39%) Big Data
4 530 (2.92%) Hadoop
5 488 (2.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 400 (2.20%) Relational Database
7 382 (2.10%) NoSQL
8 346 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 302 (1.66%) MongoDB
10 260 (1.43%) Power BI
11 233 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 228 (1.25%) MySQL
13 204 (1.12%) Oracle Database
14 174 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
15 163 (0.90%) Apache Hive
16 154 (0.85%) RDBMS
17 153 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
18 146 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
19 125 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
20 124 (0.68%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 834 (4.59%) Jenkins
2 825 (4.54%) Git (software)
3 736 (4.05%) JIRA
4 437 (2.40%) Selenium
5 378 (2.08%) Maven
6 254 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
7 248 (1.36%) Cucumber
8 233 (1.28%) TeamCity
9 197 (1.08%) Visual Studio
10 164 (0.90%) Visual Studio Team System
11 156 (0.86%) JUnit
11 156 (0.86%) Subversion
12 152 (0.84%) WebDriver
13 123 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 120 (0.66%) SpecFlow
15 119 (0.65%) webpack
16 112 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
17 101 (0.56%) NUnit
17 101 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
18 99 (0.54%) Gradle
General
1 3,426 (18.85%) Banking
2 877 (4.83%) Front Office
3 862 (4.74%) Marketing
4 812 (4.47%) Telecoms
5 737 (4.06%) Manufacturing
6 720 (3.96%) Retail
7 705 (3.88%) Financial Institution
8 676 (3.72%) Investment Banking
9 514 (2.83%) Electronics
10 472 (2.60%) Legal
11 312 (1.72%) Back Office
12 238 (1.31%) Advertising
13 226 (1.24%) Retail Banking
14 201 (1.11%) Law
15 179 (0.98%) General Ledger
16 160 (0.88%) Billing
17 87 (0.48%) Publishing
18 81 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
19 67 (0.37%) Games
20 64 (0.35%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 4,573 (25.16%) Developer
2 3,073 (16.91%) Analyst
3 1,705 (9.38%) Project Manager
4 1,326 (7.30%) Architect
5 1,297 (7.14%) Business Analyst
6 1,054 (5.80%) Java Developer
7 936 (5.15%) Consultant
8 754 (4.15%) C# Developer
9 718 (3.95%) Senior Developer
10 538 (2.96%) .NET Developer
11 507 (2.79%) DevOps Engineer
12 447 (2.46%) Financial Analyst
13 442 (2.43%) Solutions Architect
14 370 (2.04%) React Developer
15 369 (2.03%) IT Manager
16 350 (1.93%) Data Analyst
16 350 (1.93%) SQL Developer
17 343 (1.89%) Designer
18 309 (1.70%) C# .NET Developer
19 289 (1.59%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,460 (8.03%) .NET
2 1,182 (6.50%) HTML
3 954 (5.25%) AngularJS
4 902 (4.96%) CSS
5 818 (4.50%) Web Services
6 723 (3.98%) React
7 662 (3.64%) Spring
8 647 (3.56%) REST
9 552 (3.04%) HTML5
10 550 (3.03%) Node.js
11 463 (2.55%) Middleware
12 461 (2.54%) XML
13 429 (2.36%) JSON
14 421 (2.32%) RESTful
15 404 (2.22%) ASP.NET
16 373 (2.05%) SOAP
17 349 (1.92%) Kafka
18 322 (1.77%) jQuery
19 306 (1.68%) Spring Boot
20 272 (1.50%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 1,432 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
2 835 (4.59%) Greenfield Project
3 753 (4.14%) User Experience
4 565 (3.11%) Fintech
5 472 (2.60%) Computer Science
6 469 (2.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 446 (2.45%) Fixed Income
8 442 (2.43%) Data Centre
9 418 (2.30%) Management Information System
10 417 (2.29%) Self-Motivation
11 335 (1.84%) Derivative
12 274 (1.51%) Mobile App
13 263 (1.45%) Equities
14 256 (1.41%) Algorithms
15 235 (1.29%) Hedge funds
16 202 (1.11%) Data Structures
17 177 (0.97%) Virtual Team
18 156 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
19 121 (0.67%) Blackberry
19 121 (0.67%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1,659 (9.13%) Windows
2 1,227 (6.75%) Linux
3 748 (4.12%) Unix
4 434 (2.39%) Windows Server
5 390 (2.15%) Windows 10
6 321 (1.77%) Windows 7
7 297 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 243 (1.34%) Apple iOS
9 217 (1.19%) Android
10 153 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
11 129 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
12 92 (0.51%) Solaris
13 45 (0.25%) AIX
14 42 (0.23%) Windows 8
15 38 (0.21%) Mac OS
16 30 (0.17%) Windows XP
17 27 (0.15%) Mac OS X
18 25 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
19 21 (0.12%) CentOS
20 17 (0.094%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,306 (29.20%) Agile Software Development
2 2,045 (11.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 1,917 (10.55%) Project Management
4 1,472 (8.10%) Scrum
5 1,458 (8.02%) DevOps
6 1,385 (7.62%) Business Intelligence
7 1,330 (7.32%) Problem-Solving
8 1,322 (7.27%) Migration
9 1,304 (7.18%) TDD
10 1,014 (5.58%) Test Automation
11 970 (5.34%) Analytics
12 913 (5.02%) Programme Management
13 892 (4.91%) Change Management
14 882 (4.85%) ITIL
15 864 (4.75%) Microservices
16 845 (4.65%) Business Analysis
17 809 (4.45%) Continuous Integration
18 747 (4.11%) Risk Management
19 745 (4.10%) PRINCE2
20 738 (4.06%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2,773 (15.26%) SQL
2 2,403 (13.22%) Java
3 1,665 (9.16%) JavaScript
4 1,613 (8.88%) C#
5 1,282 (7.05%) Python
6 483 (2.66%) PowerShell
7 428 (2.36%) Java 8
8 347 (1.91%) T-SQL
9 335 (1.84%) C++
10 287 (1.58%) Scala
11 262 (1.44%) C
12 257 (1.41%) PL/SQL
13 254 (1.40%) VBA
14 243 (1.34%) TypeScript
15 215 (1.18%) Bash Shell
16 206 (1.13%) Perl
17 191 (1.05%) Shell Script
18 185 (1.02%) Ruby
19 169 (0.93%) R
20 160 (0.88%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1,104 (6.07%) Degree
2 688 (3.79%) Security Cleared
3 485 (2.67%) SC Cleared
4 201 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
5 195 (1.07%) CISSP
6 161 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
7 153 (0.84%) ISEB
8 139 (0.76%) PMI Certification
9 137 (0.75%) PMP
10 131 (0.72%) DV Cleared
11 121 (0.67%) CISM
12 114 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
13 112 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
14 106 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 105 (0.58%) Master's Degree
16 97 (0.53%) ISTQB
17 92 (0.51%) CCNP
18 88 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 86 (0.47%) ACCA
19 86 (0.47%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 679 (3.74%) QA
2 602 (3.31%) PMO
3 260 (1.43%) Data Quality
4 244 (1.34%) GDPR
5 224 (1.23%) SLA
6 111 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 106 (0.58%) IFRS
8 103 (0.57%) PCI DSS
9 90 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 65 (0.36%) PSD2
11 58 (0.32%) MiFID
12 45 (0.25%) COBIT
13 36 (0.20%) Solvency II
14 28 (0.15%) JSP 440
15 27 (0.15%) HIPAA
16 25 (0.14%) IFRS 9
17 22 (0.12%) EMIR
18 21 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
19 18 (0.099%) Basel III
19 18 (0.099%) SEPA
System Software
1 735 (4.04%) Active Directory
2 724 (3.98%) Docker
3 310 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 120 (0.66%) XenApp
5 117 (0.64%) XenDesktop
6 115 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
7 95 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
8 90 (0.50%) vSphere
9 71 (0.39%) HDFS
10 56 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
11 53 (0.29%) Hyper-V
12 49 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 43 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
14 37 (0.20%) NFS
15 34 (0.19%) Apache Flume
16 22 (0.12%) Firmware
17 20 (0.11%) OpenAM
17 20 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 20 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
18 19 (0.10%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 471 (2.59%) Ansible
2 470 (2.59%) Kubernetes
3 429 (2.36%) Terraform
4 328 (1.80%) Puppet
5 325 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
6 236 (1.30%) SCCM
7 86 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
8 68 (0.37%) Packer
9 52 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
9 52 (0.29%) Oozie
10 44 (0.24%) Hadoop YARN
10 44 (0.24%) Mesos
11 42 (0.23%) Nagios
12 41 (0.23%) HP ALM
13 38 (0.21%) Control-M
14 37 (0.20%) Kibana
15 35 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 34 (0.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 34 (0.19%) WSUS
17 32 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 2,157 (11.87%) Microsoft
2 1,786 (9.83%) Oracle
3 1,294 (7.12%) SAP
4 528 (2.91%) VMware
5 404 (2.22%) Cisco
6 397 (2.18%) Citrix
7 321 (1.77%) IBM
8 281 (1.55%) Tableau
9 280 (1.54%) Google
10 254 (1.40%) Red Hat
11 237 (1.30%) Splunk
12 218 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
13 179 (0.98%) HP
14 154 (0.85%) Adobe
15 147 (0.81%) Bloomberg
16 132 (0.73%) CheckPoint
17 131 (0.72%) ServiceNow
18 127 (0.70%) Sybase
19 124 (0.68%) Reuters
20 111 (0.61%) Apple